Opening of the 10th edition of the Ciné Alter’Natif festival, dedicated to Indigenous cinema, with the screening of Sgaawaay K’uuna, made in Haida, a language of which only 20 speakers were still alive in Canada in 2018.
Haida Gwaii, 1800’s. At a seasonal fishing camp, two families endure a conflict between the nobleman Adiits’ii and his best friend. After Adiits’ii causes the accidental death of his friend’s son, he flees into the rainforest and transforming into Gaagiixid – “the Wildman.”
The film generated a real momentum to preserve this traditional language.
In partnership with De la plume à l’écran
Réalisation : Gwaii Edenshaw , Helen Haig-Brown
Film / Canada / 2018 / 1h40 min / VOST
Movie in Haïda with French subtitles
Centre Culturel Canadien
130 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris